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Comparing and Contrasting Optimal Learning Conditions For Gifted Learners Versus Those With Learning Disabilities

Compare and contrast optimal learning conditions for gifted learners with those for students with learning disabilities.

1. How are the learning needs of these two groups of students similar and different?
2. How can the inclusion of children's literature allow a teacher to better differentiate instruction?

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1. How are the learning needs of these two groups of students similar and different?

The learning needs of students with exceptional gifts and those with learning disabilities must be addressed in a different instructional methodology by teachers who have these students in a mixed classroom. Mixed classrooms that consist of different students that may include 'regular' students, gifted students, and students with learning disabilities must be approached using a differentiated instructional approach. This necessitates that the children with exceptional gifts be challenged to ensure that they are learning to their maximum potential while also facilitating a learning ...

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The expert compares and contrasts the optimal leaning conditions.

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